How To Shape Your Audition Character

The following extract is part of a wider piece by a favourite of ours, Erik Sean McGiven. Erik has a highly recommended series of articles on Acting. This particular segment focuses on a topic we explore often at The Audition Technique. The delivery of dialogue, utilising pauses, as well as varying tempo and pace, are major factors in achieving audition individuality. We couldn’t agree more with …

The One Thing To Have In Every Audition

What is your goal in an audition? To get the lines right? To be the best actor? To deliver the drama and conflict of a truly dramatic performance? Guess what? So is every actor. That is what I expect you to aim for. Sit in my seat for a moment. The Casting Director’s seat. I am seeing countless auditions – …

Four Ways To Approach Your Audition In The Room

“How is your meal?” We all know the kind of restaurant. The inexperienced waiter has been told by their boss to make sure they go to every patron and ask ‘how is your meal?” Usually it is done without interest, without forethought. Many times it is done before you have even lifted your knife and fork. It is cursory, ill …

How The Audition Game Has Changed

Years ago I was in LA pressing the flesh at the significant studios and networks – hoping they would use me to do their Australian casting for their next slate of projects. Yes, that is how it works for a freelance Casting Director. Like an actor, we are out there taking meetings, leaving resumes, hoping to deliver a meeting that …

The 18th Century Audition Technique

Share this Post I want to share something with you that’s very special. Very special indeed. I’m here at the venue where the first drama teacher ever in Italy first starting teaching actors. You can see it was built in the 18th century. And he created the technique that what you do as an actor is you look across at …

Who Is The Best Person To Play This Character?

Share this Post To regular viewers of my blogs here, you’ll be aware of a couple of things. The first thing is I’ve had a haircut. Yes low and behold I’ve had my annual haircut, and the second thing is we’re no longer in Kansas. No I’m in Italy at the moment. So how does one, in a foreign country, …

3 Points To Consider When Getting New Headshots

Headshots are the bane of every actor. And if your headshot journey is similar to mine all those years ago, you are seldom excited by the results. I would like to change your thinking. The first thing you need to consider is what is the purpose of a headshot? Many actors believe it is all about having a great photo …

What Do Casting Directors Want From Your Audition?

Share this Post My journey in terms of a day of auditions.. and you just deal with it entirely from your perspective don’t you? You sit in the waiting room, you’re worried, nervous. You walk in and do your best job. What do I want? What does the casting director want? I want you to be fabulous. I want you …